Thursday, April 23, 2015

Non-Scale Victory

I like to come on here and announce little non-scale victories that I encounter sometimes. I purchased a Disney shirt from the Disney Store about 4 years ago when I first started dating my husband. It was on clearance and I grabbed what I thought was a size XXL. Purchased it, Never tried it on mind you..., took it home, washed it and then looked at it. Man it looked mighty small to be a size 2xl. I then looked at the tag and realized I had picked up a size xl and not the size I needed. Oh what was I going to do? I couldn't take it back? I had already washed it. I put it in a bag and forgot about it, thinking I would never be able to wear it.

Well it wasn't until Tuesday night just before heading out to Olivia's chorus concert that I decided to try it on. I was almost in tears! The shirt fit! It actually fit! The sleeves on it were too big! OMG! I could not believe it! Have I actually hit a mini goal of mine and that was getting into a size xl shirt and it being just a little big on me? How did that even happen? I don't know? I need to get back into my running and training but I haven't been feeling much like it since the pollen has taken over. I need to get off my high horse and just run! I need to train!

I need to find a race and just run it! I haven't really run since the half marathon and well it's a little scary since the last time I actually ran I injured myself. Will it happen again? I don't know? I guess the only thing left to do is take it easy and slow. We are headed to the mountains this weekend and boarding the dog tomorrow. It's Olivia's birthday weekend and if it's not raining we plan on taking her and her best friend hiking. This should be fun!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Haven't disappeared!

Don't worry! I haven't disappeared! I have been dealing with the pollen overload and lot's of appointments for Olivia so it's been kind of hectic on our end. I am still losing weight and when I tried on a pair of shorts that fit just a month ago, they are now way too big! Yes! I am so excited about this but sad because just 4 years ago, I purchased these shorts knowing that I would be able to wear the size 18 and I would be able to look nice when we would go on vacation. Now they fall off of me and I Need to go clothes shopping which I hate to do just before my monthly cycle because I gain like 5lbs each month. So I will wear those shorts for another week and then I will go ahead and go out and buy myself some new clothes that I desperately need.

While we were on spring break and went to Wilmington, we stopped in at a different Goodwill and I happened to find several things for Olivia to wear. In the finds I found myself a new swimsuit top and I was so surprised at the size of it. I am used to seeing a size 2xl or even a 1xl womens. But I haven't worn just an xl in many years that I never thought I would ever see that size again. Wrong! That's the exact size that I got and it looks amazing on me! So I now have a new top to wear when we go away for Olivia's birthday next weekend!

Tomorrow I will be getting a lot of exercise since we are heading to the NC Zoo with the 5th Grade class for the field trip! I plan on taking my garmin watch with me to see how far we walk that day! It should be an interesting day that's for sure! Monday is my appointment with the GI doctor to see the plan about possibly going Gluten Free since I found out that when I was younger I wasn't allowed to eat wheat or bread because of the issues it caused my stomach and intestines. Hmm...makes me wonder if this is the same thing happening to me now.

Have a great Thursday everyone! I will update tomorrow after the trip!